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Melia Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #44 of 342 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“loved it all”
Reviewed September 1, 2007

omg loved everything about it just everything , nice and tidy rooms, clean, food was yummy good location the frount next was very helpful along with everyone . ive stayed at a few hotels in KL but this one is by far one of the nicest cleanest :] great for everything

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2007

We stayed at this hotel for six days.
It is not a four star by any means.
It only has wifi access in the lobby and it costs 10 ringit for one hour.
It has dial up internet in the room which is expensive.
We where upgraded to a deluxe room. The room was fine but tired and in need of some repairs. The service of the staff was good. The night club is very noisy so dont stay on the bottom floors. We were on the 8th floor and could still hear the beat of the music some nights.
The breakfast is average in comparison to say Thailand
It is in a good location and very central to the major shops and the monorail.
It would give this hotel about 2.5 out of 5.

  • Liked — Location to shopping
  • Disliked — No wifi and average breakfast
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2007

We stayed at the Melia Hotel for 3 days during the second week of July. we found the room size to be quite large, however it feels a little bit empty because of its size. The location of the hotel was central, close to shopping and transportation. We enjoyed the shopping nearby such as Time Square, Sung Wang Gei and BB Plaza. One thing we did find a little bothered is the hotel reception - they do not separate check-in and check-out and there's no definitely way of wait queue, we found it to be very ineffective and slow. I would not rate this as a 4-star however it's not bad for the buck given the excellent rates at gtahotels.com.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Bathroom
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank iamjava
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2007

We spent quite a few hours poring over maps to locate the best launching pad for a "shop-till-you-drop" stay in KL. As first-timers there, proximity to shopping and transport were the key criteria, along with hotel facilities and amenities. We selected the Melia as a four-star establishment in what looked like close proximity to a large shopping centre and a monorail station.

Reception on out post-midnight arrival was friendly and efficient. The included buffet breakfast is taken in the mezzanine area and overlooks Jalan Imbi (Imbi St), a busy three-lanes-each way road. What we noticed on the first morning at breakfast was Times Square directly across the road - far closer than it appeared on the maps. Ten floors of shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Not to mention the three roller-coaster rides, cinemas, restaurants, separate food court, and a bowling alley all within the building.

Access to Times Square from our (north) side of the road is via a pedestrian overpass about 70m east which directly enters the complex, or an overpass incorporated into the Imbi monorail station about 40m west.

Down the lane next to the Melia is the rear entrance of the Low Yat shopping complex - about five floors of electronics shops (and a small food court). And about 150m east is the giant SungeiWang shopping centre, which opens directly into two others (BB Plaza and ???) at each floor level. This is so large that we often lost our bearings and had trouble finding the right way out!

This whole section of the CBD is nicknamed the Golden triangle, as it houses many corporate HQ's as well as the major shopping centres. SOGO must have appeared on the scene much later, as they are several monorail stops from the triangle.

The Melia itself? Buffet breakfast for a western palate was fairly ordinary as it had to cater for a predominantly Asian clientèle, but it was certainly adequate. The rooms were sizeable and equipped in keeping with the four-star rating . The gym was small and fairly basic - probably capable of a dozen users. The swimming pool was small and plain, with a covered area adjacent where the buffet breakfast was also available. Two of the four lifts had glass walls and ran up the outside of the hotel, giving a 180 degree view along Imbi St and of Times Square.

A word of caution. The Melia, like many hotels, has a nightclub in the basement. Although we couldn't hear it from our 8th floor room, some guests on the second floor stated they could hear it and it was a bit of a nuisance. So if that is an issue for you, get your travel agent to insist on a room higher up.

For those not familiar with Malaysia, tipping is NOT practiced but is replaced by a 10% service charge. Despite the lack of personal reward, the staff were all ultra-friendly and helpful.

On a KL-rather-than-Melia note, the transport systems in KL were well-conceived. An end-to-end monorail with service about every 7-10 minutes traverses a large part of the city, and has direct interchange stations at two (three?) points with their light suburban rail system. Several km out of the triangle - at one end of the monorail line - is KL Sentral, where all the train lines meet. This includes the suburban and country/international lines, as well as the KLIA Ekspress.

KL's airport (KLIA) is huge, and an "air train" shuttles passengers between the new and old terminals under the runways/taxiways. It is located about 71km (45mi) from KL Sentral. On our inbound journey we used the minicoach to reach the Melia as we were not familiar with the transport system, but we knew of the Ekspress. This covers the Sentral/KLIA distance in 28 minutes - an average speed of about 95mph. At 35MR ($A12, $US10+) it is worth every penny. And the icing on the cake? Malaysian, Cathay and (I think) Emirates have full check-in facilities (hold baggage and boarding passes) at KL Sentral.

Our trip was specifically shopping, but we did use the hopon-hopoff circle bus route to do some sightseeing and of course we also took in the communications tower and the Petronas Twin Towers.

On the twin towers, be warned - access to the 41st floor viewing/crossover area is free, but tickets are issued in a strictly limited number and they all have timeslots. Supply runs out VERY early in the day. There is no way to just front up and get a ticket, there generally won't be any left when the doors open. Tour operators make the effort to get them early for their groups, and that is usually the best - if not the only - way to get tickets.

The acid test for any hotel, applied to the Melia. If we were to do this trip now, knowing what we now know, would we choose the Melia again? ABSOLUTELY.

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  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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NL
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2007

In KL we stayed in the spanish Melia chain. A very comfortable hotel in the heart of the city. We had a room on one of the top floors with a nice view ath the Petronas Towers. Good news is that he hotel is located next to the monorail and the Times Square shopping area.
The hotel has very comfortable and modern rooms and the breakfast was fine. Don't expect too much of the swimming pool. It is located in between all office buildings and quite small.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — swimming pool
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Melia Kuala Lumpur
Address: Melia Kuala Lumpur 16 Jalan Imbi | Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
#41 Luxury Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Kuala Lumpur 4*
Number of rooms: 288
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the city's prime location, among all the prestigious business addresses, stands the Melia Kuala Lumpur. Right at the heart of the city's 'Golden Triangle' and commercial district, the hotel occupies an unbeatable location. With the iconic Petronas Twin Towers reachable in 3 minutes by monorail, popular shopping attractions footsteps away, and cultural attractions such as the Bintang Walk and Little India nearby, Melia Kuala Lumpur is the perfect address for business or leisure. The hotel features spacious, well-appointed rooms that are bathed in warm sunlight. A range of dining options, filled with the flavors and diversity that define Malaysia, is served daily within the hotel. Gym are available for leisure while a business center and host of functional meeting rooms stand ready when work calls. With an outstanding location, top-rate service, facilities that delight, and a dedication to sustainability, Melia Kuala Lumpur is perfect for any traveler looking to be at the center of all the action. ... more   less 
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